back to school shopping made easy!

July 31, 2013

This post is sponsored by Walmart. All opinions expressed are my own. 

School starts in two weeks for us, so I have been on the hunt for all the books and supplies we need to start the year. I've just finished ordering all our books, so now it is time to get all the supplies.

I don't know about you, but I generally fail miserably when going into a store and trying to figure out what I need from the back-to-school aisle. I have a list, but it is really hard to focus and search for the items in a crowded setting. I usually end up grabbing more than I really need because there are so many people milling about and I get overwhelmed with wanting to get the heck out of there that I just grab stuff and throw it in the cart.

Online shopping is so much easier and no crowds! I can take my time, think about what I need and consult my list, and just wait for it to show up on my doorstep.

Walmart has created a great online back-to-school shopping experience with Classrooms by Walmart. Besides the ease of online shopping, another benefit is that you can earn back a % of what you spend to support your school with the Cash for Schools program.

Teachers can easily make a list of student supplies that you can shop directly from and they can also create a list of classroom supplies that parents can shop from to keep the classroom well-stocked all year long.

Now, the school Juliet attends just charges me a supply fee and they take care of the shopping, but as for our homeschool activities, that's all me. So, here's a few items on my list curated from Classrooms.

1. mechanical pencils-- I got tired of sharpening pencils, so we switched to mechanical. Life. Changing.
2. Crayola pip squeak washable markers-- these are our favorite markers. We use them everyday.
3. unlined index cards--these are perfect for so many projects.
4. bulletin board--I'm thinking of letting the kids decorate one this year as a way to display what they are learning.
5. Montesorri Number work--Lucia is working on numbers this year. There's also a letter version. We need that, too.

Make Your Life Easier
Supply lists are already created for you--take advantage of that. If you can't find what you are looking for, you can request that your school create a list.

Earn Money for Your School
More than just a great new way to buy classroom supplies, Classrooms by Walmart lets you earn money for your school by redeeming eBoxtops and using Cash for Schools when you shop at Classrooms by Walmart.

It's an easy sign up process online. Here is the link for teacher sign up and here is the parent sign up.

Check the Cash for Schools page and see if your school has signed up. If it has, you can start earning 4% cash back on all purchases for the school of your choice. If they haven't signed up yet, provide your school administrator with the printable Free Cash for Your School PDF.

What items are on your back-to-school list this year? Any things to recommend? Walmart also has a great selection of picture books that you can purchase through Classrooms and earn back money for your kids' school! 

No comments:

Post a Comment

I LOVE hearing from you.

Blog Widget by LinkWithin

Silly Eagle Books All rights reserved © Blog Milk Design